I have been pre-occupied with paperwork and approvals to get my rats to Oklahoma so that I can get started with my laboratory studies on behavior and genetics. Fingers crossed (and prayers solicited) for a safe and uneventful trip for my rats and the courier.

UPDATE: Rats are NOT en route. While I was sleeping I received updates from my courier telling me that my transit cages were a no go. He scrambled to find a solution (new cages that the airline would approve) but wasn't able to find anything that would be acceptable and still leave within 24 hours. Not sure what happens next (or the state of the research money) but I still need everyone's prayers, good thoughts, and good advice.

Thank you.